Interviews

Five Questions With Jason Thompson Of Y&R

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Get to know the actor who plays Billy Abbott on CBS' hit Daytime drama The Young and the Restless.

Reporting by Malcolm Venable

In case you missed it, Daytime's #1 drama, The Young and the Restless, has been renewed through 2024! Cast member Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott) joined the show in 2016 and has quickly become a fan favorite. Watch! interviewed the Y&R star and chatted about his inspiration, his first day in Genoa City, and being bit by the acting bug.

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Jason Thompson from The Young and the Restless.

Jason Thompson suits up for The Young and the Restless.

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Who is your biggest inspiration?

My parents have always been big inspirations for me. I have two kids now. So when I see the the sacrifices they made for me to have the opportunities that I have now, I'm doubly inspired.

   

Jason Thompson and Peter Bergman on the set of The Young and the Restless.

Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott and Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott on Y&R.

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Watch! is all about television's hottest shows. Tell us about The Young and the Restless and your character Billy Abbott. How has he evolved over the years?

Yeah Billy is a pretty reckless dude. He's kind of all over the place all the time, which is super fun to play. I'm excited to go to work every day.

My character has had big couple of years. He has a gambling addiction, then fell off the wagon, and had to get his life back!

   

Jason Thompson, wife Paloma Jonas, daughter Rome Coco and son Bowie Banjo attend a charity event.

Jason Thompson, wife Paloma Jonas, daughter Rome Coco, and son Bowie Banjo attend a charity event.

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What do you like to do when not filming Y&R?

I still play hockey. I surf. I have two kids so my time is pretty full with that.

   

Jason Thompson laying in a hospital bed for a scene in The Young and the Restless.

Jason Thompson in one of his first scenes as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless.

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Do you remember your first day on the Y&R set?

I do. I spent it in a hospital bed because my character was in a coma.

   

Jason Thompson and Amelia Heinle in The Young and the Restless.

Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott and Amelia Heinle as Victoria Nicole Newman on Y&R.

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Why did you decide to become an actor?

I love telling stories. I love to be able to do that. The medium of storytelling and television and acting is an amazing thing to try and share with people, it's a sense of connection that brings me joy.

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Jason Thompson playing character Billy Abbott on the #1 Daytime drama The Young and the Restless.

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